The big sea swim! St Margaret's Bay, via Kingsdown Beach, to Deal Pier on Sunday 19th August! Pete Bailey has said the tides are perfect for the repeat of last years marathon swim for competent sea swimmers. You can swim the whole distance or stop or join at Kingsdown beach, but each section will take at least an hour so its not for you if you cannot swim well in the sea for that time.
Pete has arranged a safety boat, and is asking for any Kayak support from members to back up the safety boat.
The proposed format is:
Meet at Kingsdown Beach at 11:00 am near the Zetland Arms Pub for a safety briefing. Swim bags with change of clothes towels etc to be collected and put in support van. Swimmers to be transported then to St Margaret's, please can you sort out support crew for lifts etc for before and afterwards.
Swim scheduled to start at 12:00 Midday. Drinks and food etc can be left for collection at Kingsdown.
This is not a race, and we ask that all swimmers support each other, and stay in contact with the support crew on the safety boats whilst swimming.
Wetsuits of course allowed. No charge for this swim but we suggest a donation to either MacMillan Cancer Care or The Stroke Association via the Homepage of at least £10.00.
Any helpers. Kayak's (the more the better) and support crew would be most welcome. Please can you add your names below for swim and support so planning can start. Please contact Pete for further info.
If the weather does turn out to be bad, the swim of course will not take place - safety first.